Hurricane Display at Department of Interior Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The Hurricane and Extreme Storm Coastal Change Hazard display that made a big hit at the
National Hurricane Conference in April was set up, all 20 feet of it, for two weeks in
the main lobby at the National Center in Reston. The exhibit then spent two more weeks
at the Main Department of Interior Building in Washington, D.C. The exhibit demonstrates
the use of topographic lidar data to investigate impacts of extreme storms on the coast.
Coastal Change Hazards Display:
Visitors view the new coastal-change hazard scale proposed on the USGS hurricane exhibit.
A new scaling for storm impacts on barrier islands was presented, as was a map showing
the relative vulnerabilities of the South Atlantic coast (Virginia-North Carolina border
to Miami) to storm-induced coastal change. Specific examples of impacts of extreme storms
were illustrated, including those of a major Nor'easter (winter storm) on Assateague
Island, Maryland, and Virginia, Hurricane Dennis on the Outer Banks of North Carolina,
and El Niño winter storms on the Central California coast. The complete display is now
available on the web. Check it out!
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
in this issue:
Great Blue Hole of Belize
Channel Islands Cruise
Lake Mead Mapping
New Underwater Microscope System
Reston Open House
Monterey Open House
Acadiana Migratory Bird Day
Global Assessment of Geologically-Sourced Methane
GIS 2001: Logan
GIS 2001: Massachusetts Bay
Northeast Earthquake Hazards Map
June Publications List